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Exporting grayscale to grayscale from Bridge

Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2023 Sep 24, 2023

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How can I export a grayscale image to grayscale from Bridge? When I export it converts to RGB.. Thanks 

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Community Expert , Sep 29, 2023 Sep 29, 2023

@Geoffgp – Bridge is the wrong tool for the job in this case... At least for the actual image processing, as output with a single channel is the exception rather than the norm.

 

If you also have Photoshop, then you can use Bridge as a browser to select multiple files and leverage Photoshop for correctly saving single-channel output files from single-channel input files (Tools menu > Photoshop > Batch or Image Processor or Image Processor Pro etc).

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Sep 24, 2023 Sep 24, 2023

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I suspect you are doing the grayscale conversion in Adobe Camera Raw because Bridge cannot do grayscale conversion. 

 

What is the image's format (raw, JPG,??)?

 

If you do the grayscale conversion using Image -> Mode-> Grayscale, then you will be converting the image into JUST grayscale and you will not be able to obtain as good an image than if you do the conversion in ACR and then vary the intensity of the colors. It's in RGB because then you can do such adjustments. Here is an explanation of both the Photoshop way and the ACR way. But both want you to stay in RGB so you can make great B&W —  yeah, strange huh?

 

https://www.shutterbuggs.com/how-to-create-black-white-photos-in-photoshop/

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Its a Photoshop created grayscale tiff - viewed in Bridge then exported out of Bridge as a jpg. 

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(I wish you had added that detail earlier)

 

OK, was the image created in PS saved as a Grayscale image or was it saved in RGB but looked as a Grayscale image? Can you share the original image in question? And/or can you provide a screenshot of the image. If you look at this image, it's black and white, but the image is still in RGB.

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It was scanned as grayscale from a b/w neg then opened in Photoshop and saved as a grayscale 8 bit...not as RGB...Thanks

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@Geoffgp – Bridge is the wrong tool for the job in this case... At least for the actual image processing, as output with a single channel is the exception rather than the norm.

 

If you also have Photoshop, then you can use Bridge as a browser to select multiple files and leverage Photoshop for correctly saving single-channel output files from single-channel input files (Tools menu > Photoshop > Batch or Image Processor or Image Processor Pro etc).

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